India's TCS hits Oz
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India's largest software and systems integration company, is set to open a global development centre in Melbourne. Although TCS has 20 development centres in India, and a further 15 in the US and Europe, this is its first in the Asia-Pacific region. The centre will employ 200 software engineers and systems analysts to provide software development, strategy consulting and systems integration work to TCS customers in the region. The decision to locate the centre in Melbourne was partly due to the large available pool of IT talent there, the company said.
Hyperion signs Deloitte
Business intelligence software vendor Hyperion has appointed Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu as a reseller of its software. The two companies have a similar strategy worldwide and are already engaged in domestic deals at Downer Engineering and Telstra. Hyperion works with 400 strategic partners worldwide, which provide 60 per cent of the company's revenues. The vendor subsequently sees partners as the key to its success in Australia and New Zealand. Existing local partners include KPMG and Decision Support Systems.
Win for data centres
Microsoft has begun shipping an interim version of its Windows server software tuned for data centres, designed to hold over customers as they await the release of a .Net version of the product. Available through Microsoft's hardware partners, the Windows Datacenter Server Limited Edition is aimed at customers that use Microsoft software to manage high-transaction volume servers, such as those used for financial services, electronic commerce and telecommunication. The 32-bit system is somewhat of an interim release as the company prepares to launch the Windows .Net Server line, which was postponed until later this year. The .Net data centre server will support both 32-bit systems and 64-bit systems running Intel's Itanium processor.